MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo's war on drugs will focus on reducing narcotics supply in the country, but when participating in this campaign, Senator Panfilo should always follow him, according to Lacson.
Lacson told reporters on Saturday that he met with Robredo and discussed what he could do in his new role. President Rodrigo Duterte gave him a new role after criticizing the centrality of his administration as öldürül killing what he said ”. program.
Lacson said he would assist Robredo in his new role and spoke on Friday before holding his first meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Illegal Drugs Committee (Icad), of which he was appointed president.
As a deputy, Lacson said he would not have an official role in the committee, but would have open lines of communication to the Vice President.
According to Lacson, the Vice President had a good grasp of the illicit drug situation and read the subject intensively.
Dik We decided it would be better for us to focus again, and we changed the drug-fighting strategy to ensure congestion, ”he said.
The focus of the drug war has been on the demand side, mostly targeting drug users and street residents.
Lacson means focusing on supply, making the street value of medicines a barrier, and pulling down big time sellers.
Meeting with the US Embassy
Robredo told reporters on Saturday that he will meet with US Embassy officials next week to ask for help while assuming his new role under Duterte.
“America's help in this drug war is very important, especially in intelligence gathering,” he said.
On Friday's tweet, US Ambassador Sung Kim congratulated Robredo on his mission and said, “The friend says he looks forward to continuing to work together as a partner. [and] Support the Philippine government's efforts to reduce drug demand
Lacson, a former Philippine National Police chief, said he would recommend to retired and still in service officers to help Robredo.
According to Lacson, it was important for the Vice President to have a group of people he could trust and to trust to tell him about the cops who deviated from the proper path and committed wrongdoing.
Var There are many characters that come into this world, ”he said. Eli You should really watch him all the time. ”
The value of intelligence gathering
Lacson did not support Friday's proposal by Aaron Aquino, head of the Philippine Executive Agency on Friday, to join Robredo's anti-drug commission because it could harm operations.
The presence of security detail alone indicated that an operation could set goals, and that the life of the second highest officer could be at risk.
During the meeting, Lacson told Robredo that he stressed the importance of intelligence gathering and told him about the resources he could use in the drug war.
This year, the budget is 15 million P15, and although the budget department only publishes P77 million annually, it is supposed to be about P104 million allocated for the Dangerous Medicines Board (DDB).
Robredo may ask the President to remove the conditional veto, which prevents the full release of the budget department to the DDB, he said.
Lacson also suggested that Robredo work closely with the Department of Education in a campaign to keep young people away from illegal drug use.
‘More humane’ appearance
The two groups advocating drug policy reform can help Robredo repress for a uyuşturucu more humane bakış perspective on drug use.
"[There has to be] recognition of drug use and low-level drug sales as a socioeconomic and public health issue that requires appropriate and evidence-based responses to human dignity and human rights. ” Access to justice and humanitarian drug policies in the Philippines.
According to the NoBox Transitions Foundation Philippines, the government should make an honest assessment and review its approach to medicines.
This requires regular monitoring, evaluation and research and olma the willingness to accept the non-worker..
NoBox is a non-governmental organization that promotes evidence-based harm reduction strategies in drug use. He is also working on reforming drug-related policies and laws in various cities across the country.
Right to health care
Both organizations work to assist drug addicts in securing health and other social work rights.
One of its recommendations is to broaden the means to measure the success of drug programs to the extent to which killed, arrested or imprisoned persons improve family and community relations, reduce stigmatization, and increase access to employment and education.
The two groups believe that discrimination against drug use is essential to a gerçekten truly humane and health-based approach to the issue ”.
In the House of Representatives, Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga asked Agusan del Norte Representative Robert “Ace” Barbers to invite Robredo to meet with members of the Assembly.
Barzaga said that Parliament should know its plans before undertaking any legislative action to support the anti-drug campaign in Congress by Roussedo and the Invention.
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